Wikipedia:WikiProject Football

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Welcome to this WikiProject related to association football. This page and its subpages contain suggestions on how to improve the articles on the subject. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page or write yourself up below. The significant milestones and achievements of the project can be found at the Milestones subpage.


This WikiProject aims primarily to establish and organize standards for football related articles resulting in well-structured and well-written articles, and possibly also in featured articles, and also making all articles related to football easy to find.

Did you know?

These extracts from newly created football articles appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page on the date shown. A full archive of all football related entries is maintained on Wikipedia:WikiProject Football/Did you know.


Write articles:

  1. on an overview of football in every country.
  2. on women's national teams in every country.
  3. on all notable football clubs in every country.
  4. on all notable football players in every country.
  5. on all notable football stadiums in every country.
  6. on all notable football competitions in every country.

Improve articles:

  1. to make them comply with standards set up here.
  2. to make them featured articles eventually.

Categorize articles:

  1. to make it easy to find what you want to find.


You can find a list of all Members here. Joining WikiProject Football is easy – just add your username to the bottom of the list. When joining the project, you should watch this page. This allows you to keep up-to-date with discussions about the project on the talk page.

Manual of style

Guidelines and help pages for writing articles and other contributions.


Manual of style for a few common types of article:


Info on in what category articles should be placed:


Numerous templates exist, how to find them and how to use them:


How to know if an article should be on Wikipedia or not:


Members of the project have collected a list of sources and links that could be of help to editors wishing to expand articles. The links collection lists all the websites of governing bodies such as FIFA and UEFA. It also contains player databases for all levels of competition, from National level to club level. The booklist lists some of the books that project members own. These members can be contacted for help in sourcing if information from these books is needed.

Assessment department

The Assessment department focuses on assessing the quality of Wikipedia's Association football related articles.

The proportion of all articles with an assessed project banner is:

88.5% assessed (estimate: some more article talk pages may still need a banner)


The proportion of all articles with known importance is:

77.5% known importance (estimate: some more articles may still need a banner)


FIFA national football teams coloured by article class. (7 October 2015)
FIFA national women's football teams coloured by class. (7 October 2015)

Article statistics

Open tasks

New articles

For a list of recently created football articles, see:

Requested articles

Articles currently under a review

This section lists those articles that are currently undergoing Peer review or are currently featured content candidates. Current good article candidates can be found on the good article candidates page under the Sports subheading.

Current featured content candidates
Article Status Peer Review FAC/FLC
List of international goals scored by Zlatan Ibrahimović Current FLC FLC
List of career achievements by Cristiano Ronaldo Current FLC FLC
Current good article candidates
Article Status Peer Review GAN
NK Maribor in European football Current GAN GAN
Kerala Blasters FC Current GAN GAN
Pádraig Amond Current GAN GAN
John Challen Current GAN GAN
Chris Wood (footballer, born 1991) Current GAN GAN
Jack Hobbs (footballer) Current GAN GAN
Aberdeen F.C.–Rangers F.C. rivalry Current GAN GAN
Athletic Bilbao in European football Current GAN GAN
Jack King (footballer, born 1985) Current GAN GAN
Arsenal F.C.–Manchester United F.C. rivalry Current GTC GTC
Articles currently undergoing peer review
Article Status Peer Review FAC/FLC
Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Current PR PR

Nominations for deletion and page moves

If you're thinking about nominating an article for deletion (only articles, not templates or categories), please consider the following two alternative options:
  • Does the article meet the criteria for speedy deletion? If so, just tag it with one of the speedy deletion tags and an administrator will delete it (as long as they agree).
  • Is the deletion likely to be uncontested? If so then add a proposed deletion tag to it instead; if uncontested after seven days, the article will be automatically deleted.

Only if you think the deletion will be contested and debated is it necessary to go through AfD.

When listing a nomination or discussion here, please copy-paste the relevant notice to the discussion:

:<small>Note: This discussion has been included in [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Football#Nominations for deletion and page moves|WikiProject Football]]'s list of association football-related deletions. ~~~~</small>
:<small>Note: This discussion has been included in [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Football#Nominations for deletion and page moves|WikiProject Football]]'s list of association football-related page moves. ~~~~</small>
:<small>Note: This discussion has been included in [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Football#Nominations for deletion and page moves|WikiProject Football]]'s list of association football-related page discussions. ~~~~</small>
  • Once you have nominated an article for PROD or AfD, it is considered polite to inform the article's creator of the decision so that they have a chance to contest the deletion if need be. Templates for informing article creators can be found in the tag links above.
Article/Category/Template Nomination Date
2015 Great Lakes Premier League season AfD 2018-02-04
2016 Premier League of America season AfD 2018-02-04
2017 Premier League of America season AfD 2018-02-04
Nithichai Chamchoi AfD 2018-02-06
Expected Goals AfD 2018-02-10
Coşkun Ekim AfD 2018-02-15
Fernando Obama AfD 2018-02-15
Supachai Kamsab (2nd nomination) AfD 2018-02-18
Nipon Charn-arwut AfD 2018-02-18
Sompong Chuenyindee AfD 2018-02-18
Piroj Petchumsorn AfD 2018-02-18
Adisak Kong-on AfD 2018-02-18
Dechawat Klinpayom AfD 2018-02-18
Narasak Kiengkrodklang AfD 2018-02-18
Klanarong Mingkhwun AfD 2018-02-18
Jiraniti Thalangjit AfD 2018-02-18
Pongsathon Thongchaeum AfD 2018-02-18
Noppol Sankapong AfD 2018-02-18
Watcharapol Songpakdee AfD 2018-02-18
The Macz Man AfD 2018-02-18
Worawet Chanuthai AfD 2018-02-18
Anucha Chaiyawong AfD 2018-02-18
Anuwat Nuchit AfD 2018-02-18
Kumron Chinsri AfD 2018-02-18
Naanol Tesfaye AfD 2018-02-18
Tottenham Hotspur F.C. 3–4 Manchester City F.C. (2004) AfD 2018-02-19
List of defunct football leagues in Scotland AfD 2018-02-19
Kittisak Tanasuwan PROD 2018-02-14
Stephen Copley PROD 2018-02-17
Yuttapong Boonamporn PROD 2018-02-18
Chaichan Kiewsen PROD 2018-02-18
Eryk Williamson BLPPROD 2018-02-18
2018 UPSL season DR 2018-02-14
Gabriel Vasconcelos FerreiraGabriel Vasconcelos (footballer, born 1992) RM 2018-01-30
Chancellor CupPrime Minister's Cup RM 2018-02-11
Samuel SáizSamuel Saiz RM 2018-02-11
Hearts Ladies F.C.Heart of Midlothian W.F.C. RM 2018-02-14
John Leavy & Herbert Leavey Merge 2017-08-03
West Block BluesBengaluru FC Merge 2017-10-22
Category:United Premier Soccer League seasons CfD 2018-02-03
Category:2018 UPSL season CfD 2018-02-03
Category:UAE Arabian Gulf Cup seasonsCategory:UAE League Cup seasons CfD 2018-02-16
Template:USL Premier Development League Southwest Division stadiums + 6 TfD 2018-02-03
Template:2018 UPSL Wild West standings + 2 TfD 2018-02-03
Template:2018 UPSL Southeast standings TfD 2018-02-12
Template:2018 UPSL Midwest – West standings TfD 2018-02-12
Template:2018 UPSL Colorado – Pro Premier standings TfD 2018-02-12
Template:2018 UPSL Colorado – Championship standings TfD 2018-02-12
Template:2018 UPSL Midwest – North standings TfD 2018-02-12
Template:2018 UPSL Midwest – East standings TfD 2018-02-12
Template:2018 UPSL Midwest – Central standings TfD 2018-02-12
Template:Ethiopia call-ups (past 12 months) TfD 2018-02-18
Gabriel (footballer)Gabriel Paulista RfD 2018-02-14
UD Melilla 1943UD Melilla RfD 2018-02-15
Ty RobertsTyler Roberts RfD 2018-02-16

Old deletion nominations can be found in the archives:

Article alerts

See also WikiProject Deletion sorting/Football where deletion nominations are sometimes listed.
For BLPPRODs, see Wikipedia:WikiProject Football/Unreferenced BLPs/Full list.


Some of the articles supported by WikiProject Football have reached featured article or featured list status (FA and FL, respectively), meaning they are amongst the very best content in Wikipedia. They are listed below; a bold title indicates the article was "today's featured article" or "today's featured list" for the date listed. Also included here are articles that are featured article candidates (FAC) that failed, those that have undergone peer review (PR) as part of an effort to get them to FA status, and those that have achieved good article (GA) status, the next-highest level of quality.

Featured content

Previously reviewed articles

This section lists articles that have gone through an external peer review. This includes articles that have been through a peer review, or a featured article or featured list nomination but were deemed to have failed to meet the criteria at the time. It also lists those articles were previously featured but subsequently de-listed due to a featured article review.

Similar WikiProjects

For other WikiProjects on other forms of football, see:

Descendent WikiProjects

External links

Article alerts are available, updated by AAlertBot. More information...
  • Wikiproject Watchlist – WikiProject Football
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